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Chamaemyiidae - Leucopis sp.
Liliane D
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Posted on 25-08-2022 19:01
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Hello,
August 25, 2022 in the south of France.
The body is 3 mm long.
Thank you for your help for the identification.
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John Carr
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Leucopis
 
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Liliane D
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Thank you very much John,
I didn't know this family and therefore not this genre.
I have seen it on a Pistacia terebinthus.
If it is a female, perhaps it came to lay eggs in one of the many galls of Aploneura (Aphididae)?
I read that Leucopis larvae feed on aphids. But I guess it is the same diet for the larvae of all Leucopis species?
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Aphids are common prey. Some species eat other Sternorrhyncha.
 
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